Top Ten Trout Streams in the United Kingdom
The Kennet grows the biggest wild, resident browns of any stream in Britain. (The fishing hut on one beat I have fished has its walls lined with cased brown trout to 18 pounds—taken, alas, in the 19th century.) Even today, wild browns to five-plus pounds are taken every year. The Kennet is a brilliant dry fly river early in the season and in September—and last thing at night in high summer. But it is a tough river in the middle of a hot summer's day; then the ability to fish a weighted nymph is essential. Good base: Hungerford.
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